M.A. On Campus


Oakland University

12 months
21258 USD/year
21258 USD/year
15948 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Counseling offers a Master of Arts in counseling degree at Oakland University for individuals who wish to work in professional counseling roles with children, youth, adults and families in school settings. The program can accommodate both full-time and part-time students


Upon admission to the counseling program, students are assigned faculty advisers. It is expected that students will maintain contact with their adviser throughout their program. Open advising is also available. Contact the Department of Counseling for open advising hours.

Learning outcomes

All accepted Counseling  applicants at Oakland University, in consultation with their assigned faculty program adviser, must develop a plan of study that details specific courses the students will use to satisfy their degree requirements. The plan of study must be approved by the faculty program adviser; on file by the completion of the first course; and submitted by the student to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the end of the student’s first semester of graduate coursework. 

Along with scholarship preparation, high levels of ethical conduct are considered essential for those who are involved in counseling adults and children. Students are expected to comply with the current Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association. Violations will be brought before the faculty and could result in dismissal from the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Counseling and Ethics
  • Diversity and Social Justice Issues
  • Clinical Counseling Skills
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Individual and Family Development
  • Testing and Assessment in Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International students deadline for fall - 1 May


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Academic requirements

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General requirements

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  • Fill out the form completely. Make note of your email and password for future log in. 
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  • Select your application 
  • Fill out the application and click submit
  • Pay the $45 application charge 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21258 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21258 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21258 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21258 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15948 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Rochester Hills

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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